Saturday, November 9, 2013
When not in use switch it off.
Settings → Wifi / Settings → Cellular/ Settings → Bluetooth. Switch it off.
Settings → Privacy → Location Services. Turn it off.
Settings → Airplane Mode. Turn it off.
Settings → Sounds
Settings → Cellular. Turn off the Enable LTE or 4G button.
Turn off notifications for apps you don't care about.
Settings → Notification.
There is a chance that some apps, updated Facebook for instance, may lead to a battery drain. The best way is to deal with it so far is to tweak and moderate apps usage.
Keeping in mind these suggestions allows you to increase battery lifespan for your iOS 7 iPhone/iPad and make periods of time between battery charging longer.
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Mac Pro 2013: The Aston Martin of computing?
Perhaps the most memorable moment of WWDC 2013 was when Apple’s Phil Schiller unveiled the new Mac Pro 2013. After showing a characteristically polished video, Schiller came out with one of the best lines since the glory days of Steve Jobs.
“Can’t innovate anymore my ass,” he quipped to rapturous applause; and given Apple’s recent product launches have been somewhat lackluster, his words were especially poignant.
The all-new Mac Pro, scheduled for release sometime this autumn, is the very definition of innovative. Of course, there is the radical design – a piano black cylindrical tube, which looks as though it would be better placed in the warp drive of Enterprise than on the desktop of a prosumer.
Then there is the size; this professional grade workstation measures in at just 9.9 inches tall and has a diameter of 6.6 inches. To put this in perspective, that is smaller than an iPad and has less of a footprint than a Mac Mini.
The obvious assumption at this point is that with such a shell, the Mac Pro must be lacking somewhere under the hood. Such assumptions should be dismissed right this very second…
Under the curved hood.
The new Mac Pro is sporting…wait for it...
The next generation Intel Xeon E5 Ivy Bridge CPU – boasting up to 12 cores, dual AMD FirePro GPUs with up to 6GB of VRAM and 1866MHz ECC RAM.
Port wise, there is dual Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4, Thunderbolt 2.0 with DisplayPort 1.2 (which Apple says can support for up to three 4K displays), 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 and the flash has taken a big step forward with PCIe-based storage.
This is all masterfully engineered to fit the cylindrical case, which has just the one (turbine-like) fan, cooling absolutely everything.
Some of the above specs are a given. Apple was always going to include wireless capabilities, given the speeds that .ac can achieve.
Shifting to PCIe-based internal storage as standard is an excellent move. SATA3 reaches terminal velocity at 600MBps, so as the next generation of SSDs hit the market, this interface will quickly become the weakest link.
As for the dual (yes dual) GPUs, the chips will come from AMD's FirePro range although it has not been announced exactly which cards are to be included.
What is the catch?
The naysayers, and there are plenty of them, have quite a few criticisms of this all singing, all dancing, micro Optimus Prime of workstations.
By far the biggest complaint is the lack of upgradability and this certainly is a valid concern. For many design professionals, the average life-cycle of a premium workstation tends to be three to five years and in the world of technology, five years might as well be an eternity. If you are going to invest this kind of money, it would be nice to know that in three years’ time, it is not going to be a piece of legacy hardware. Alas, the only thing that seems upgradable is the RAM and even then, there are only four slots so anyone looking at pushing beyond the 16GB range should expect to pay big money for the privilege.
Then there are many Mac specialists that have concerns about cooling, with others suggesting that one fan is simply not enough to cool such industrious hardware. A legitimate concern to be sure; but if Apple is anything, poor designers they are not. They know full well, the type of strain that these workstations will be placed under and we are certain the new Mac Pro will take everything that you have to throw at it.
The truth is that there will always be allies of a product such as this; just as there will always be enemies.
Whichever trench you have planted your flag in, it does not really matter. It is hard to refute that Apple has done a good job at putting a cat amongst the pigeons – in terms of design, engineering and of course, innovation.
Will design professionals take to a black cylinder? Will the lack of expandability prove to be the device’s downfall? Who knows…
At this stage, there is only one certainty; just when we were all worried that Apple had lost the ability to step up to the plate and give us something fresh and original, the new Mac Pro came along and told us all to put a sock in it. Good on you Apple. Good on you.
The official Mac Pro page - http://www.apple.com/uk/mac-pro/
Claire is an Apple Enthusiast with over 10 years’ experience sitting at the helm of a Mac Pro, doing what she does best! A fully certified Mac Professional, Claire is a foremost expert on all things Apple.
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Nike Training Club
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Monday, September 9, 2013
Interestingly code named Innsbruck, this latest iOS was introduced by the company way back in June at the WWDC 2013 keynote and involves a complete redesign for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
This new Apple offering is a radical departure from all the earlier generations, starting with its appearance. It does away with all but the most essential elements of the interface, which adds tremendously to the clarity quotient. It is also said to be transitioning from buttons onto tinted text. It has added depth with the entire experience being built around physics. The particle engine moves, parallaxes, layers and blurs in virtual 3D. It skims every pixel, every app and probably almost every section of the system. iOS 7’s brand new flat design features the novel air-drop. The 1st beta version has been released in June and 6 beta versions followed in its wake, with the latest one being released in August.
The entire new iOS 7 experience revolves around game-style physics. And so with the iOS7 support, the iPhone 5 and 5C will have interesting new features such as Notification and Control Center, Camera, Multitasking, iTunes Radio, Safari, Siri, Photos, AirDrop and iOS in the car. Whenever there is a new product launch, a large part of the discussion revolves around hardware design.
But in the case of the iOS 7, the hardware discussion has been moved a little into the shadows by software- glyph weighting, home screen icons and typeface choices.
What’s most impressive is the changes that are under the iOS7 surface. The particle engine that powers the iOS 7 has turned the interface elements into actual objects, increasing their already-impressive support for all direct manipulation. Massive swathes of experience have been gamified. This makes it easier for the interactions to be discovered by play and the entire experience is enhanced.
What’s changed drastically is that it is now more dynamic and not just dead pixels that are chocking under glass.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013
1. Use the Password Function
2. Get a Case
3. Consider a Tether
4. Use GPS Tracking Software on Your iPad
5. Get Insurance
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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Newer Better Chargers
The Greatest Line of MacBooks to Date
Apple TV, Making Life Simpler
While these innovations are great and industry defining, in a year Mac will have another product that we couldn't live with before. Beyond the quality products, what sets Apple aside is that their innovation will endure, and the excellent products they sell now will always get better while always being so intuitive, a child could use it.
Today's guest post was provided by Thomas B. from the i-Adapters blog team. He enjoys writing articles on a variety of topics and is always looking for ways to improve himself as a writer.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Sunday, June 9, 2013
It’s a neverending cycle that goes on and on. To make a solid choice, you need counsel. When deciding between the hottest devices on the smartphone-table market – the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini – there’s a definite choice that’s right for you. We’re going to help you find out which one it is, starting with the two hottest smartphones available.
Reparability: Compared to the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4 has a stronger shell and source of protection against accidental drops and misplacements. Through drop tests, it’s been shown that the iPhone is stronger, but this causes no need for worry. There are affordable and reliable places for Samsung Galaxy S4 repair like XpressFix.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a smartphone with a larger screen that encourages customization, the Galaxy S4 is for you.
Reparability: Since the durability of the iPhone 5 is proven, the need for repair is lessened. But when it hits the ground hard, don’t worry. Quick, foolproof iPhone 5 repair is available through XpressFix.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for your first smartphone or like the iPhone 4s and want a small upgrade, go with the iPhone 5.
Reparability: Given its size, the iPad is a little more susceptible to harm than smartphones. To prevent screen cracks and other damage, invest in a strong case. And when your case isn’t enough, don’t worry – you won’t have to buy a new iPad. XpressFix offers affordable iPad Mini repair and quick turnaround times.
Bottom Line: If you already have a smartphone you love, get the iPad Mini. If you don’t, go with one of the smartphones mentioned above.
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